How a Solar Eclipse Can Effect Animals

:Source Like the rest of the country and a good portion of the world, my eyes (properly shielded with snazzy glasses) were turned towards the heavens on Monday to view the Great American Eclipse. While my elderly cats choose to snooze through the big show, the birds that make their home in the laurel bushes surrounding my backyard shared the […] Continue Reading

It’s officially summer, which means time for outdoor adventures so pack up the car and don’t forget to bring Fido! Here are some tips on how to have a safe and fun camping trip with your dog: Find Dog Friendly Campgrounds There’s nothing worse than hitting the road with your four-legged friend, only to arrive at your destination and find […] Continue Reading

Tips for Maintaining Your Pet’s Dental Health

What does your mouth feel like if you don’t brush your teeth for a couple of days? Pretty horrible, right? Well, for pets that don’t brush their teeth, this feeling gets worse and worse. All that food, bacteria and plaque solidifies to form hard calculus. Eighty percent of dogs and cats over the age of three suffer from dental disease. […] Continue Reading

Understanding Cat Language

Cats are famously elusive creatures. Affectionate one minute and aloof the next, they have a reputation for being less transparent and harder to read than dogs. Many humans struggle to communicate with their cats, even when they have been living together for many years. Others find them indifferent and uninterested. The reality is that communicating with cats usually does not […] Continue Reading

How to Give Your Dog A Safe and Happy Christmas

Most people love Christmas. It’s a time for us all to celebrate, enjoy seeing family and friends and have some downtime as well. However if you have a dog you should take care to ensure they have a good time too. There are several potential hazards and issues that could crop up at this time of year that could cause […] Continue Reading

6 Ways to Celebrate Fall With Your Dog

Happy fall! Along with gorgeous new sights and increasingly comfortable temperatures, fall offers unique opportunities for fun with your dog. 1.) Enjoy the changing foliage – Explore a park, go hiking, or simply stroll around your neighborhood to take in nature’s handiwork. 2.) Take a trip – Visit a pet-friendly resort or attraction, and enjoy lower “off season” prices. Or, […] Continue Reading

Bee Stings 101: How to Treat Your Pet

Dogs can be trained to fetch slippers and race through tunnels in agility classes, but it’s next to impossible to teach them to stay clear of bees, wasps and hornets. That’s because dogs and cats investigate the world using their noses and paws — the two prime targets of insect stings. If your pet is ever stung by one of […] Continue Reading

Canine Bloat: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

What is dog bloat? In the medical world, dog bloat is referred to as Gastric Dilatation Volvulus or GDV. Bloat is where a dog’s stomach first rapidly expands with gas and fluid, and then rotates on itself, twisting off both ends of the stomach. The gas and fluids then start to ferment, pressure builds up and blood supply to the […] Continue Reading

Tips for Traveling With Pets

Traveling is especially fun when you can bring your dog along, but you will need to do some planning first. When it comes to travel, the dogs are easy to deal with, but the people are not because there are a lot of rules and regulations when it comes to animals in general being transported to other countries. Many of […] Continue Reading

Tips for Taking the Perfect Photo of Your Pet

Pictures of dogs and cats are the most searched for on hosting sites like Flikr and they dominate social platforms like Instagram. But getting the ideal picture of your dog can be a little tricky. For those of us that have ended up with a big slobbery lick of the camera lens or a completely uncooperative cat, maybe we can […] Continue Reading